No place of worship should be used as a polling place

I read with a heavy heart Sunday’s article about the Florida residents upset that their new polling location was to be in a mosque (“Voting with their fears”). I’d like to know, however, why — in this country built on the separation of church and state — voting is being held in a place of worship. Churches and other places of worship are commonly used as polling locations throughout the country.

A 2008 Stanford Graduate School of Business study showed that polling locations can indeed influence how people vote. So let’s at least push back when any place of worship is chosen as a polling location.

Karen Lynch